A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:39:08 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5148 East, latitude -10.7642 South, depth = 36.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008lhx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lhx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 09:39:08 / February 12, 2017 @ 9:39 am.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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